Delhi - Leh - Delhi Bike Trip - 13 days, 12 nights

Visit : Chandigarh, Manali, Jispa, Sarchu, Leh, Nubra Valley, Pangong, Kargil, Srinagar, Pathankot

If you love riding through high mountains, this Delhi to Leh bike trip is clearly meant for you. Over a span of 12 days, this adventurous tour will provide you with an opportunity to navigate some of the most challenging places in the Ladakh region. Make your way through mountain passes at high altitudes. Marvel at the imposing sight of mountains which are completely rocky and barren, ...

If you love riding through high mountains, this Delhi to Leh bike trip is clearly meant for you. Over a span of 12 days, this adventurous tour will provide you with an opportunity to navigate some of the most challenging places in the Ladakh region. Make your way through mountain passes at high altitudes. Marvel at the imposing sight of mountains which are completely rocky and barren, or blanketed in snow or greenery at intervals. Visit some popular tourist attractions including ancient Buddhist monasteries that house paintings. You will also get to observe the simple, peaceful lives of the people residing in this region. This bike ride from Delhi to Leh is your chance to explore a truly magical kingdom.

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IS THIS TRIP FOR ME?

  • A paradise for bikers, Leh is the land of stark grey mountains and sparkling blue lakes. Traces of its interesting culture and history are aplenty in the monasteries and on the streets alike. If you are an experienced rider, and have plenty of energy to navigate through what is considered to be one of the most difficult terrains in India, this Leh bike trip is ideal for you.
  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Inclusions
  • Price
  • Dates
  • Accommodation
  • Motorbike
  • Things to Carry
  • Travel Tips
  • Terms & Conditions

Highlights

  • Visit a roadside dhaba while riding to Chandigarh
  • Indulge in a photo session at the expansive Pandoh Dam
  • A chance to ride across Tanglang La Pass
  • An opportunity to see the nomadic tribes people herding pashmina goats
  • Ride through Khardung La
  • Visit Pangong Lake that extends from India to China
  • Expereince camp stay at Nubra Valley.
  • Explore the Kargil War Museum that honours martyred Indian soldiers

Start of Tour

Srinagar

Total Riding Distance 2995KM.
End of Tour

Jispa

  • Day 1New Delhi - Chandigarh
    • Welcome to this Delhi - Leh - Delhi bike trip! Come along for a meeting where our mechanic will offer you a brief introduction about the Royal Enfield bikes. Meet your fellow riders. This will be followed by a small orientation program and some dos and don'ts while riding for those who missed it on the previous day.

      Afterwards, it's time to hit the road to Chandigarh via NH-1. The journey is sure to be an absolute bliss for the eye since the route has lush green fields on either sides. Get the first feel of the countryside by enjoying a delicious breakfast at a roadside dhaba.

      On arrival in Chandigarh, check-in to the hotel. Spend the rest of the evening at leisure. The Rock Garden in this city is also worth a visit.

      Note: It is adviseable to reach Delhi a day prior.

    • 260 km
    • Meals - Breakfast and dinner
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  • Day 2Chandigarh - Manali (2,050 metres)
    • It's time to undertake the Chandigarh to Manali bike trip early in the morning! En route, there will be a stopover at the huge Pandoh Dam for a quick photo session. The most beautiful part of this journey will start at Kullu. From here, you will get to ride on a road running almost parallel to the River Beas.

      If you reach Manali on time after this exhilarating road trip, there will be just enough time to have your bike checked for any issues. In the evening, take a short stroll and then sit down for a scrumptious dinner at the hotel.

    • 310 km
    • Meals - Breakfast and dinner
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  • Day 3Manali - Rohtang La (3,878 metres) - Jispa (3,200)
    • On this day, you will ride your bike across the picturesque Rohtang La Pass, which is located at an altitude of 3,878 metres. Though it will be a challenging ride, it will give you the perfect opportunity to soak in the sights of the snow-capped Rohtang La and the green fields of Keylong Valley. At Jispa, you can enjoy breathtaking views of an extraordinary valley which is gifted with magnificent peaks and beautiful streams.

    • 140 km
    • Meals - Breakfast and dinner
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  • Day 4Jispa - Sarchu (4,221 metres)
    • Set out very early in the morning for an excursion to Sarchu, a popular overnight stop between Leh and Manali. This Delhi to Leh bike trip requires you to cross the Baralacha La Pass which is located at an altitude of 4,890 metres. Feast your eyes on a landscape of green fields and towering mountains at Keylong and Jispa. Eventually, you will arrive at Sarchu, where you will spend the night in a tented accommodation.

    • 115 km
    • Meals - Breakfast and dinner
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  • Day 5Sarchu - Leh (3,500 metres)
    • Get ready for another memorable day of this Delhi to Leh bike trip as you bid a fond farewell to Sarchu. You will proceed to Leh, a town which is famous for its breathtaking mountainous landscape and inimitable culture. The Sarchu to Leh distance is around 250 kilometres, and this journey will take you through two mountain passes - Nakee La (at 4,738 metres) and Lachulung La (at 5,064 metres).

      Up ahead are the Gyanchuthang Plains that stretch for approximately 50 kilometres. The road will then wind through Tanglang Lawith an altitude of 5,328 metres. During this Leh Ladakh bike trip from Delhi, you will cross the town of Upshi and the village of Rumptse. There will be sections where the Indus River will flow alongside the road.

      In these settlements, you may come across fields of barley laid against a backdrop of steep mountains. If you are lucky, you may encounter nomadic tribes people who rear pashmina goats and live in tents far away from the main road.

      If time permits, pay a visit to the famous Thiksey Monastery which is on the way to Leh. Within this monastery, there is a 15 metre-high sculpture of Maitreya (future Buddha).

    • 260 km
    • Meals - Breakfast and dinner
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  • Day 6Leh
    • Today, you will have a free day in Leh as your bike is checked thoroughly. For those who want to explore, Leh has plenty to offer. You can choose to visit the magnificent Shanti Stupa, gleaming white against the sky, soak in the tranquil vibes at Thiksey Monastry, and uncover interesting tales at Shey Palace, once a royal residence.

      Another great option is thrilling river rafting session down the Indus River (charged extra); we can arrange local cabs for you. The leisure hours can also be used to visit the famous Tibet Market, at the foot of the mighty Himalayan mountains, and pick up some amazing souvenirs for your friends back home. Ensure you get enough rest so you're fresh and ready for the adventurous journey ahead.

    • Meals - Breakfast and dinner
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  • Day 7Leh - Khardung La (5,358 metres) - Nubra Valley (3,048 metres).
    • Get ready for an exciting day, which includes a ride along the highest motorable road in the world. This is the most exciting and the most challenging route during your tour. En route the Old Silk Route, leading to China and to Saichen Glacier, stop to capture the picturesque views.

      Follow the road from Leh to Khardung La, which takes you to the beginning of Nubra Valley. This valley boasts of a surreal landscape, home to both peach trees and sand dunes, with unique double-humped Siberian camels walking around. Get ready to spend a wonderful night in Nubra with an amazing overnight stay.

    • 160 km
    • Meals - Breakfast and dinner
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  • Day 8Nubra Valley - Pangong Tso (3,500 metres)
    • Every biker falls in love with the route from Nubra Valley to Pangong. The highest natural salt lake in Asia, Pangong Tso Lake is sure to leave you speechless. This bright turquoise high-altitude lake is 160km long, with one-third in India and the rest in China, and is famous for delivering picture-perfect views at every turn. Soak in the beauty of this glittering piece of paradise and enjoy camping by the lake in Spangmik Village.

    • 275 km
    • Meals - Breakfast and dinner
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  • Day 9Pangong Tso - Leh
    • As you ride to Leh, you'll cross the famous Chang La pass, known as the third-highest motorable pass in the world at an altitude of 17,658m. Drive by Tangste, which marks the start of the Karakoram range of mountains and has the river Shayok flowing by it. This rugged place is exposed to direct ultraviolet rays, so take extra care to shield yourself from the sun.

      On the way back to Leh, visit the famous The Lotus Valley School that featured in the Bollywood blockbuster 3 Idiots. Post lunch, you get a few hours to explore the place or go shopping in Leh.

    • 225 km
    • Meals - Breakfast and dinner
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  • Day 10Leh - Kargil (2,676 metres)
    • It's time to continue this Delhi to Leh bike trip by proceeding to Kargil district via NH-1. The road you will be riding on will be a well-maintained stretch that will later give way to a rougher countryside route. During the journey, there will be a halt at Gurudwara Pathar Sahib which is maintained immaculately by the Indian Army. After paying our respects here, we will enjoy the 'prasad' of hot tea and delicious sweets.

      On the way are the monasteries of Alchi and Lamayuru. A wonderful three-storeyed temple, Alchi Monastery stands proud in a complex with a quaint garden inside. There is a flea market just outside this monastery which only adds to its charm. The beautiful Lamayuru Monastery, built atop some still-existing caves in which the earliest monks lived, is in a class of its own.

      The highway now climbs up two mountain passes called Fotu La and Namika La. At 4,105 metres, the Fotu La Pass is considered to be the highest point on the Leh-Srinagar highway. The Namika La Pass has an elevation of 3,717 metres.

      Afterwards, visit Mulbekh, which is Kargil's oldest and most traditional village. Both Buddhists and Muslims reside in this village, which houses a monastery as well as a mosque. An enormous engraving of Maitreya (future Buddha) on a free-standing stone by the roadside is an interesting landmark of Mulbekh.

    • 220 km
    • Meals - Breakfast and dinner
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  • Day 11Kargil - Zojila Pass (3,643 metres) - Srinagar (1, 585 metres)
    • This Leh Ladakh bike trip from Delhi takes you next to the scenic summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir - Srinagar. En route, there will be a stopover at Kargil War Museum which showcases all the relevant facts related to the Kargil War of 1999. This is the perfect opportunity to pay homage to the brave Indian soldiers who laid down their lives fighting in this war.

      The ride to Srinagar will take you through Dras in Kargil district. The town is considered to be the second coldest inhabitant place in the world. Up ahead is the Zojila Pass which is situated at an altitude of 3,643 metres on Srinagar-Kargil-Leh National Highway. As you advance through the tunnel, expect every moment to put your riding experience to the test.

      As Sonmarg comes into view, you will be treated to a beautiful view of the snow-capped mountains and lush green valleys that are synonymous with Kashmir.

       

    • 205 km
    • Meals - Breakfast and dinner
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  • Day 12Srinagar - Pathankot (332 metres)
    • Depart from Srinagar and continue your journey to Pathankot. You will ride via Anantnag district through the 2,531-metre long Jawahar Tunnel. En route, if you are fortunate, you may get to enjoy some delicious prasad at the langars or free kitchens set up for Amarnath Yatra pilgrims. After moving on NH-44, you will come back to NH-1 again for your journey to Pathankot. On arrival in this splendid city, check-in to the hotel for an overnight stay. After settling in, you can relive your experiences of the tough yet exhilarating trip.
    • 335 km
    • Meals - Breakfast and dinner
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  • Day 13Depart Pathankot - Delhi
    • They say that goodbyes never get easier, even more so when they mean the end of a glorious vacation. It is time to bid farewell since today is the last day of this Delhi to Ladakh bike trip. After departing Pathankot, you will ride along the NH-1 to reach Delhi for your onward journey.
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    • 490 km
    • Meals - Breakfast
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Inclusions

  • 12 nights accommodation on twin / triple sharing basis as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Transfers as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Sightseeings as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • English speaking Road Captain.
  • Mechanic throughout the journey.
  • Back up vehicle camper/tempo for luggage and recovery.
  • Medical Kit. 
  • Oxygen cylinder.
  • Travel insurance.

Exclusions

  • Royal Enfield 350 cc / 500 cc or similar.
  • Fuel for motorbikes.
  • A reimbursable security deposit of INR 10,000 per motorbike (If bike is damaged, the amount required for the damages shall be deducted at the end of the tour).
  • Client has to pay in case of damage to the vehicle by accident.
  • Spare parts / Engine oil of any kind.
  • Personal riding gears.
  • If, the rider because of any circumstances leaves the ride in between then the charges for transporting the bike from the leaving point till Delhi are chargeable from the rider.
  • Any transport to New Delhi / from New Delhi. Your tour price starts ex New Delhi.
  • Admission fees or guide charges to various monuments, temples, forts etc.
  • Inner line permits for Manali and Leh.
  • 1 day prior accommodation charges.
  • Personal expenses, tips, laundry, telephone calls, personal medicines, alcoholic beverages.
  • Costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control.
  • Any kind of insurance, such as accident, theft, medical, evacuation, etc.
  • Any items / services not specifically mentioned under inclusions.
  • Goods and Services Tax of 5%.

Price - Valid till 31 Dec 2021

Hub Twin Sharing Accommodation
Rider
Ex Delhi ₹ 44,800
* These prices are applicable for 8-10 adventurers. But if you’re looking to venture off the beaten path with your own gang, we’ll be happy to craft an exclusive adventure for you!

Note:

  • With Motorbike Rider Pillion Notes
    Royal Enfield 350 cc 65,000 51,800 08 - 11 Riders & Pillions in each batch
    Royal Enfield 500 cc 72,400 51,800
  • Tour operates with a minimum of 8 pax travelling together.
  • Cost as per 8-11 riders and pillions in each batch. Incase of a 2 person booking for one bike, i.e. 1 Rider and 1 Pillion the cost for each person is INR 58,400/- (Royal Enfield - 350 cc Motorbike).
  • Cost as per 8-11 riders and pillions in each batch. Incase of a 2 person booking for one bike, i.e. 1 Rider and 1 Pillion the cost for each person is INR 62,100/- (Royal Enfield - 500 cc Motorbike).
  • If you're looking to venture off the beaten path with your own gang, we'll be happy to craft an exclusive adventure for you!

Dates

Wish to go on this adventure? Just give us a shout and we’ll make it happen for you! Your dates, your budget!

Accommodation

Hand picked good hotels / tents / camps are provided on this tour (all tent accommodation will be in Swiss camps with attached western wash rooms. Accommodation starts from night stay on day 01 at Chandigarh till night stay on day 12 at Pathankot).

Motorbikes

  • ManufacturerRoyal Enfield
  • ModelRoyal Enfield 350 CC
  • Horsepower @ RPM:24 bhp
  • ManufacturerRoyal Enfield
  • ModelRoyal Enfield 500 CC
  • Horsepower @ RPM:24 bhp

Things to Carry

Appropriate equipment is a component of a successful journey! Travel light, try to stay under 45 lb (20 kg).

BAGS:

  • A sailor bag would be perfect, a walker's bag too (without steel bar). You can close it with a padlock if you want to (don't forget to tag it before leaving with your address)
  • A small backpack of 20 litres is advised for daily necessities such as camera, sunscreen lotion

CLOTHES AND PERSONAL EQUIPMENT:

  • 2 light pants
  • 4 shirts (including some with long sleeves, to protect yourself from the sun)
  • 1 bathing suit
  • Sun glasses
  • Hat
  • Sport shoes or trekking shoes
  • 1 litre canteen (flask) and a flashlight (don't forget the batteries)
  • Some sweats and cereal bars
  • UV sunglasses


PERSONAL MEDICINE:

  • Sun screen lotion
  • Lip balm
  • Broad-spectrum antibiotic
  • Paracetamol
  • Anti-diarrhoea
  • Elastoplast
  • Skin disinfectant
  • Bandages and special blisters bandage
  • Glucose

SPECIAL MOTORCYCLE CLOTHES:

  • Motorcycle boots are strongly advised or ankle high shoes
  • Motorbike jacket (synthetic preferred)
  • Motorbike pant (synthetic preferred)
  • A rain suit (just in case!)
  • Gloves
  • Helmet
  • Bandana

GENERAL EQUIPMENT:

  • Spare camera batteries
  • Car charger or battery bank
  • 3 socket Belkin Surge Protector
  • Torch light

Travel Tips

  • Type of Food

    Good quality Indian /Tibetan food.

  • Clothes to Carry

    Appropriate equipment is a component of a successful journey! Travel light, try to stay under 45 lb (20 kg).

    BAGS:

    • A sailor bag would be perfect, a walker's bag too (without steel bar). You can close it with a padlock if you want to (don't forget to tag it before leaving with your address)
    • A small backpack of 20 litres is advised for daily necessities such as camera, sunscreen lotion

    CLOTHES AND PERSONAL EQUIPMENT:

    • 2 light pants
    • 4 shirts (including some with long sleeves, to protect yourself from the sun)
    • 1 bathing suit
    • Sun glasses
    • Hat
    • Sport shoes or trekking shoes
    • 1 litre canteen (flask) and a flashlight (don't forget the batteries)
    • Some sweats and cereal bars
    • UV sunglasses


    PERSONAL MEDICINE:

    • Sun screen lotion
    • Lip balm
    • Broad-spectrum antibiotic
    • Paracetamol
    • Anti-diarrhoea
    • Elastoplast
    • Skin disinfectant
    • Bandages and special blisters bandage
    • Glucose

  • Equipment Checklist

    SPECIAL MOTORCYCLE CLOTHES:

    • Motorcycle boots are strongly advised or ankle high shoes
    • Motorbike jacket (synthetic preferred)
    • Motorbike pant (synthetic preferred)
    • A rain suit (just in case!)
    • Gloves
    • Helmet
    • Bandana

    GENERAL EQUIPMENT:

    • Spare camera batteries
    • Car charger or battery bank
    • 3 socket Belkin Surge Protector
    • Torch light

  • Driving License

    You need to have a standard Indian driving license.

  • Our Crew

    We will have a tour leader who will be guiding you on the tour. In addition to the tour leader, you will also have a bike technician who will assist you in case you have any trouble with your bike.

  • Flight Information

    Indira Gandhi International Airport has easy connectivity options available from all over the world.

  • Medical facilities Available

    Basic first aid available.

  • Altitude considerations

    Acclimatization is one of the important things to prepare for while planning a trip to Ladakh. The fact that Leh and most of the places in Ladakh are located above the altitude of 10,000 feet, visitors may suffer from dizziness, headaches or even acute mountain sickness (AMS). So planning to acclimatize to the high altitude condition becomes one of the most important things to take into consideration while you are planning your trip to Ladakh.

  • Luggage Info

    Luggage will be carried in the luggage van.

  • Books to Read

    Ladakh: Crossroads of High Asia by Janet Rizvi is regarded as a comprehensive reference for general information on Ladakh. This scholarly work serves as a lively introduction of the region and its people.
    Post Cards from Ladakh by Ajay Jain is a pictorial travelogue detailing Ladakh. This book takes you on a journey through what is one of the most fascinating areas in the Trans Himalayan region.

  • Approximate Group Size

    8-11 adults.

  • Money to carry

    Approximately INR 20,000.

  • Tipping

    All tipping is optional and by no means mandatory, however if you feel that your staff and drivers have performed at a good or excellent level, it is a great way to let them know you appreciate their efforts.

  • Places to eat

    There are plenty of places to eat on the way.

  • Generic Notes

    • It is adviseable to wear proper safety gears for rider and pillion.
    • Some areas are political tensed so because of any such natural or human made calamity if, the tour is extended / diverted or terminated before the ending date then in such case Trip360 will not be responsible for it and any additional cost has to be paid by the clients.
    • Srinagar is a tense area. If, there is any disturbance or if, we come to know that anytime anything can go wrong then even if, the situations seems to be normal at that particular time, we will not take any risk and WILL NOT GO VIA SRINAGAR instead will come back via Manali route.

  • Trip Summary

    • Start tour: Delhi
    • End tour: Delhi
    • Total days: 13
    • Riding days: 12
    • Rest days: 01
    • Total riding distance: 2985 km
    • Average distance per day: 250 km
    • Route: New Delhi - Chandigarh - Manali - Rohtang La - Jispa - Sarchu - Leh - Khardung La - Nubra Valley - Pangong Tso - Leh - Kargil - Zojila Pass - Srinagar - Pathankot - New Delhi